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Monkey Brain Booster

By | September 19, 2012

Scientists use a frontal-lobe implant to improve thinking skills in primates.

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Proteinaceous Cassava Lacks Protein

By | September 19, 2012

A PLOS ONE study claiming to have jacked up the essential crop with a gene to allow the plant to produce protein is retracted.

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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.

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Crows Do It Again

By | September 18, 2012

New Caledonian crows prove capable of yet another cognitive feat—inferring the actions of hidden people.

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University Library Ditches ACS

By | September 18, 2012

In protest against high-priced journal packages, the library at SUNY Potsdam will end its subscription to American Chemical Society online journal package.

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Wild and Sexless

By | September 17, 2012

Scientists find snakes give “virgin birth” in the wild for the first time

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin

By | September 17, 2012

Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.

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Cantley Changes Jobs

By | September 14, 2012

Renowned cancer researcher Lewis Cantley is leaving Harvard to lead a new cancer center at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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